Courtney Jane Miller, PLA, ASLA

President | Principal Landscape Architect


Courtney has a diverse background in the field of landscape architecture, design and creative thinking.  After completing her undergraduate degree in landscape architecture at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, she continued to develop her design and professional expertise at a mid-sized firm in Orange County, California.  While there, she led a team of professionals in the design and development of large-scale projects including multi-family, assisted living, hospitality and mixed-use properties.  In 2010, Courtney moved to Santa Barbara and began work with The Office of Katie O’Reilly Rogers.  She has designed, managed and executed a number of projects within the Santa Barbara and Central Coast region including historic renovation, hotel, private estate, affordable condominium, apartment, retail center, multi-family and mixed-use developments.  Courtney created CJM::LA in 2013 after operating as interim studio leader at The Office of Katie O’Reilly Rogers for two years.  Her work combines the efficiency of large-scale production with exceptional technical skill, artful design sensibility and a specific attention to detail.  Her design aesthetic is informed by international travel, responsiveness to detail and context, and a strong sense of creative curiosity.

Katie Klein, PLA, MLA

Project Manager


Katie has a variety of experience in the fields of landscape architecture, water conservation and sustainable design. After earning an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara she spent the first two years of her career at the Goleta Water District. There, she developed an increasing interest in the connectivity between water use, design and the impact of landscape architecture on the built environment. Katie completed her Masters in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and has since worked on projects ranging from residential gardens to large-scale commercial developments. Her interests include the design of engaging public spaces and water resources management. As a designer, she is passionate about the regenerative ability of landscape architecture to positively impact a community and the environment.


Nicole Horn, PLA, ASLA, MCP, MLA

Senior Project Manager


Nicole is driven to create beautiful and environmentally sustainable projects that improve the social, ecological and physical characteristics of our cities and open spaces. Her interdisciplinary background in urban planning, resource management and landscape architecture has given Nicole a unique ability to effectively design and manage a variety of project types from master planning to small-scale site design. Nicole has worked on mixed-use, commercial, luxury residential, institutional, hospitality and public park projects in China, Taiwan, Brazil, Hawaii and California.  Her current role as a board member for the Ventura Botanical Gardens has recently allowed Nicole to promote the use of native California plants and advocate for climate-appropriate design as a community leader in the city of Ventura.



Cameron Hunt, PLA

Project Manager


Cameron places a high value on the creation of meaningful built environments that embody thoughtful design and sustainable building practices. As a native of Santa Barbara, Cameron has a passion for design and ecology that was fostered from his youth spent hiking in the local hills. Cameron’s undergraduate studies focused primarily on environmental science, conservation resource studies, music, and art; which ultimately led to him earning a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. His past project experience in estate residential, institutional, commercial, and hospitality projects is evidence of strong technical skill with an emphasis on construction detailing and hardscape design. Cameron also has experience as project foreman for landscape design-build firms in both Marin County and Santa Barbara County, which has provided him with an invaluable skillset for effectively managing projects through the construction phase. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys playing guitar and has a long history of writing and producing music.


Janet Shotwell

Office Manager | Marketing Coordinator

Janet thrives on her ability to keep CJM::LA running smoothly and efficiently. She is detail-oriented, organized and enjoys making new business and social connections. Janet joined the CJM::LA team in August of 2014 after developing her office management, marketing and bookkeeping skills at a variety of Architecture and Landscape Architecture firms from the East Coast to Orange County, California. She holds degrees in Historic Preservation and Architectural Technology. Janet is also largely involved in the Santa Barbara community, and currently volunteers with many local organizations such as The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, The Lobero Theater, William Sansum Diabetes Center and The Chamber of Commerce.